Running tracks through my Sebatron.

Discussion in 'Preamps / Channel Strips' started by stinkybleach, May 24, 2009.

  1. stinkybleach

    stinkybleach Guest

    Hi. recently I have been using my vmp to run selected tracks
    and sometimes mixes through and I am really liking the results.

    My question is , am I doing any damage to the vmp by doing this?
    I am running line level type signals into the direct front panel input with the pad set to -15 db position. Air is on.Sometimes I use the deep. I love the sound it seems to add another dimension of depth and character to certain instruments.
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    You'll be happy to know that generally one cannot damage any inputs unless you plug it into the 117 volt AC outlet in the wall. No can do. You don't even need to engage the pad switch unless you feel that the audio has been compromised with overload of an undesirable type i.e. heavy third harmonic clipping? But overload can also be utilized effectively with one of those units you possess. That's part of the fun. Learning how to push certain gain stages, in the box, to color your sound through saturation of various types i.e. saturating input transformers, saturating first stage amplification circuits, saturating last stage amplification circuits, saturating output transformers. That's why you have what you have. It's a freaking palette of different textures & colors that are obtainable from a single piece of equipment. So you might also want to purchase a couple of in-line pads to be able to more fully manipulate gain staging. It's not unusual, through these kinds of manipulations do not even have to touch an equalizer, that's what's so great about this.

    Go to town!
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. Sebatron

    Sebatron Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2002

    Vegas. 8)
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    I run my whole mix out through the VMP. Really helps glue it together.
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